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Report: Did Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen buy mansion in Greenwich, Conn.?

Report: Did Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen buy mansion in Greenwich, Conn.?

Tom Brady is now the proud owner of a seven-bedroom, 14,862-square foot home in Greenwich, Connecticut. 

According to Homes of the Rich, Brady and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, have purchased the stone mansion, built in 1990, that sits on 10 acres of land in the tony suburb that borders New York state. The site did not mention a sale price.

One rumor, via a Greenwich realtor, is that the home was once owned by actor and director Ron Howard.

In terms of square footage and acreage, it's an upgrade from the couple's 9,700-square foot, five-acre Brookline, Mass., home that was first listed in August and remains for sale and earlier this month reportedly had its sale price reduced from $39.5 million to $33.6 million.

The Patriots quarterback can become a free agent in March. That fact, and the sale of his home and this purchase, has led to plenty of speculation about his future with the Patriots. Brady last week dismissed such speculation as "just hype."

"Everyone's trying to make money, and that's what it's about," the 42-year-old six-time Super Bowl champion told reporters last Friday.

As for his new home, in addition to the seven bedrooms, Homes of the Rich says it has eight full and four half bathrooms, a two-story foyer with a staircase, a two-story great room, a formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room, gym, indoor pool and three-car garage.

The Brookline house, built between 2013-15, also includes a 2,400-square foot guest house (and a yoga studio), a pool, a three-car garage (with pavement parking for about 20 cars) and an organic vegetable and herb garden.

Editor's Note: A representative from Compass Real Estate told NBC Sports Boston that the Greenwich home featured in the "Homes of the Rich" report has been purchased, but not by Brady and Bundchen.

Compass oversaw the sale of the home and would not reveal the buyer but confirmed it was not the Brady family.

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Tom Brady: 'Whatever the future may bring, I will embrace it with open arms'

Tom Brady: 'Whatever the future may bring, I will embrace it with open arms'

The New England Patriots are facing a lot of uncertainty this offseason as Tom Brady will be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.

At this point in time, it's unclear what he will be doing. And Brady isn't giving any hints ahead of his mid-March decision.

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Brady recently addressed his future in an interview on Westwood One radio and said that he will embrace the future "with open arms."

"I am open-minded about the process and at the same time I love playing football and want to continue to play and do a great job," Brady said. "I am looking to what is ahead. Whatever the future may bring, I will embrace it with open arms."

Patriots fans won't be encouraged by this seemingly non-committal answer, as it seems that there is a legitimate chance Brady will leave. This is especially true considering the rumors that Brady is planning on hearing pitches from opposing teams this offseason.

Still, there's a chance that Brady returns to Foxboro. But as long as he keeps his preferences close to the vest, there will be uncertainty surrounding the Patriots starting quarterback position.

Why Patriots center David Andrews is rooting for the Titans in the AFC Championship

Why Patriots center David Andrews is rooting for the Titans in the AFC Championship

Fans of the New England Patriots may be conflicted about whether to root for the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game. They are coached by former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel, but they also knocked the Patriots out in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

But regardless of how fans feel, there is one member of the Patriots who will be pulling for the Titans on Sunday. And that's center David Andrews.

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Andrews, who spent all of the 2019 season on IR with blood clots in his lungs, is rooting for one of his college teammates and closest friends, Titans center Ben Jones.

"Watching him have success is really special," Andrews said of Jones to ESPN's Mike Reiss. "I'm pulling for him all the way."

Andrews spoke about how close that he and Jones became during his recruiting process. And Andrews described Jones as a mentor to him.

"When I was in high school, I remember a lot of people said, 'You're too small to play at Georgia.' But then came Ben, and he wasn't much bigger than me, and I really looked up to him," said Andrews, per Reiss.

"When I was getting recruited, he was always great. I would go see him and he'd let me hang out with him. He'd give me leftover Georgia gear that I could wear around my high school and think I was pretty cool. Then once I got to Georgia, he really took me under his wing. Ben was always a sounding board for me -- people called us father and son because we acted a lot alike."

Jones clearly did a good job helping Andrews to develop. Despite his lacking size, Andrews has been one of the NFL's most consistent centers when healthy. And though Ted Karras filled in well in place of Andrews this past season, the team still missed their solid interior blocker.

It's easy to see why Andrews is rooting for his friend and perhaps Jones and the Titans will pull off a third consecutive upset. We'll soon find out who will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl as Jones' Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs will square off for the conference title on Sunday afternoon at 3:05 p.m.